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St. Louis Company Sets Standards For Recruiting A Diverse Workforce

St. Louis Company Sets Standards For Recruiting A Diverse Workforce

| March 8, 2018

St. Louis, MO – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction jobs will grow faster than the average for all other occupations from 2014 to 2024. Despite the apparent abundance of construction work, St. Louis trades, unions and construction companies continue to struggle to find qualified, diverse workers. Minority-owned The UP Companies (UPCO), which […]

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Proposed North-South Rail Link in Boston Catalyzes Priorities

Proposed North-South Rail Link in Boston Catalyzes Priorities

| January 29, 2018

  WASHINGTON–  An expert panel of real estate and land use professionals convened in Boston by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has identified key priorities to guide future real estate development that could be catalyzed by a proposed underground rail line that will link two major transit hubs—North Station and South Station—and unify two currently separate commuter […]

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Grants Of Nearly $100,000 Will Increase Advanced Manufacturing Career Awareness

| January 26, 2018

Boston- MassDevelopment today announced 12 partnerships will receive AMP it up! matching grants for outreach and other innovative programs that will educate young people and adults about career options in advanced manufacturing. In the sixth year of the program, MassDevelopment will provide awards totaling $99,975 to the 12 partnerships, consisting of regional employment and workforce investment boards, […]

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Construction Jobs Increase In 42 States Between 12/16 and 12/17

Construction Jobs Increase In 42 States Between 12/16 and 12/17

| January 23, 2018

California & Nevada have biggest job gains for the year, Iowa and Missouri have largest declines, California and Montana add the most jobs for the month while New Jersey loses the most jobs. View the state employment data by rank and state. Forty-two states added construction jobs between December 2016 and December 2017, while 32 states and the […]

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Construction Firms Add 45,000 Jobs in April, Unemployed Workers Drops 14-Year Low

Construction Firms Add 45,000 Jobs in April, Unemployed Workers Drops 14-Year Low

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

National – Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5%, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that even as the industry continues to expand, growth has been erratic and inconsistent. […]

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AGC of America Reports Construction Jobs Increase Nationwide

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

National – Construction firms added jobs in 45 states and the District of Columbia between February 2014 and February 2015 while construction employment increased in 33 states between January and February, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that growing labor, funding, and regulatory […]

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Eighty Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2015

Eighty Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2015

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

National – Eighty percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2015 while only 7% expect to reduce headcounts, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America. The survey, conducted as part of Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, indicates that most contractors are […]

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AGC of America Reports Construction Firms Add Jobs in November as Unemployment Drops

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

National – Construction industry employment hit a new five-year high in November as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.5%, the lowest rate for November in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that the latest figures include signs that demand […]

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Construction Employment Increases in 36 States, Demand Continues to Spread

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

National – Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction activity continues to spread across most of the nation […]

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